Game time for pupils
A software tool enabling teenagers to create their own computer games has been developed by Professor David Buckingham, as part of the People at the Centre of Communication and Information Technologies Programme.
Letting pupils use the MissionMaker application in the classroom has helped researchers identify key elements of game literacy and develop teaching materials for the principles of game design. The MissionMaker is now used in over 200 schools and is part of the Institute of Education's Masters programmes.
The software is being developed further by a company for the commercial market.